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Location 110 Church St NW Vienna, VA 22180
Date Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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On Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 AM, the community is invited to a special story time event featuring debut author Melissa Trempe and her new picture book "Ladybug Launch." This charming and educational tale is inspired by the true story of ladybugs, known as "chinitas" in Spanish, being sent to space to help grow food for astronauts. The book follows the adventures of an ambitious young girl named Natalia who dreams of becoming a scientist, and the adventurous ladybug Luna who longs to visit the stars. When Natalia's all-girl class designs an experiment to send ladybugs to space, it becomes a project worthy of NASA itself - and the fulfillment of both Natalia and Luna's biggest dreams. Author Melissa Trempe will captivate young readers ages 4 to 8 as she reads from this delightful story. Attendees will be enchanted by the book's vibrant illustrations and fascinating real-life space program details woven throughout the narrative. After the reading, Melissa will be available to sign copies of "Ladybug Launch" for those who wish to take home this inspiring new children's book. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy a fun and enriching literary experience together. With its themes of STEM education, international collaboration, and the power of perseverance, "Ladybug Launch" is sure to spark the imaginations of all who attend this special story time event.

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